Backyard Composting

The City of St. John’s, in partnership with the MMSB and MUN Botanical Garden, are offering free backyard composting information sessions to residents of St. John’s.

Due to COVID 19 compost information sessions have been cancelled.  The MMSB is offering online sessions which you can register for https://rethinkwastenl.ca/community/community-outreach/

Compost bins can be purchased by St john’s Residents only.  Please email curbit@stjohns.ca regarding payment of compost bins. The standard type compost bin is $50 taxes included and the tumbler style compost bin is $75 taxes included.

 

What Goes In

Eggshells

Loose Tea, Coffee Grounds, & Coffee Filters

Loose tea and coffee can be added. *Tea bags should only be added if the bag is made of a natural fibre such as cotton or hemp.

Vegetable Peelings

Used paper napkins and paper towels

What Stays Out

Meat

This item should not be added as it will attract pests and rodents.

Dairy Products

This item should not be added as it will attract pests and rodents.

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